Alleged Local Operator of Norte del Valle Cartel Captured in Nicaragua

By Geraldine Cook
August 07, 2012

The Nicaraguan police captured Bismarck Jirón Lira on Aug. 4. Lira is suspected of being an important operator for the Norte del Valle cartel in Colombia, and the police stated that they seized close to $ 1 million he had hidden in a luxurious residence in Managua. Jirón was “the main operator in Nicaragua for this cell”, stated the Nicaraguan police spokesman, Fernando Borge to AFP.